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Evidências tecnológicas no universo do atletismo: uma análise dos materiais e equipamentos esportivos

  • Guimarães, Valdete Duque
Publication Date
Mar 18, 2013
Repositório Institucional UNESP
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Disputed since Ancient Olympic Games, athletics has undergone several changes over the years to become the sporting discipline we know nowadays. In order to elucidate some of these changes, the aim of this research was to identify the technological evidence of the materials and equipment used in the athletics. Being of qualitative nature, this research had two phases: in the first one a bibliographic research about the major changes made on the materials and the equipment in this sporting discipline was developed. In the second phase an exploratory research was performed, having a semi structured interview as instrument. Four professionals who work in athletics participated in this step. Among them, a referee and a coach of each specific area: races, throws and jumps. The results revealed that the changes were based on the improvement of the materials as a consequence of the inclusion of the latest generation technologies, aiming to assist the joint work of coaches and athletes. Therefore, it can be considered that the advance of the athletics over the years is due to the constant improvement of its materials and equipment, which were gradually modified. These changes have been contributing for the professionals to constantly improve the work they do and, consequently, for new results to be obtained

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